According to assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders, Liverpool’s front three were “like raptors in Jurassic Park” against Manchester United on Sunday.
Liverpool now has 41 goals from 13 games this season, with Mohamed Salah (15), Roberto Firmino (6), and Sadio Mané (6) responsible for 27 of them. It’s their greatest combined total at this time of the season, according to Lijnders, and it’s a result of Salah and Mané’s lengthy rest and full pre-season.
“You can never judge scoring just by the goalscoring scored,” he said. “It’s how we move the ball from out the back, it’s how we are protected, it’s the whole package that allows our front players to constantly get good positions to score. And then the quality of our front three. We said they look like raptors in Jurassic Park. They go for it, they are lethal. If you score in the right moments then these games – for example Man United – can happen.
“But did we change anything? No, we always just want to improve. Sometimes, improving is just going back to basics and that’s what we did in pre-season. Also, top players need a break. After emotional periods, after a lot of finals, a lot of intense seasons, it’s good for them to have a break because if you want to reach consistency you have to respect the process of recovery. Not only between the games but also between the seasons.”
source : guardian sport